As Jonathon Simmons updated us on Wednesday, in-home visits are going to become the norm over the next couple weeks. If you haven’t checked out his update, you can check it out by clicking here. We will do the same today that Jon did on Wednesday and focus on the in-home visits that occurred over the last few days.
Jim Harbaugh and Ed Warinner visit top OT target
Keegan is listed at 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds and is the No. 1 player in the state of Illinois, and the No. 158 player overall. Other schools he is considering are Georgia, Ohio State, Penn State and Clemson.
Michigan holds 67 percent of the 247Sports crystal ball predictions. If Keegan were to commit to Michigan, he would cap off a huge offensive line haul in this class that includes 4-star offensive guard Nolan Rumler, 4-star offensive tackle Trente Jones, 3-star offensive guard Karsen Barnhart, 3-star offensive guard Zach Carpenter and 3-star offensive tackle Jack Stewart.
He is set to make his official college decision on Dec. 14, so hang tight, folks.
Other OT target to visit soon
The second and final offensive lineman on Michigan’s board for the 2019 class is 3-star Danielson Ike, and he plans on visiting Michigan from Dec. 14-16, according to Wolverines Wire’s Evan Petzold (FREE).
Warinner also visited with Ike Wednesday, and told Petzold he and Warinner talked about “what my life would look like playing for the Wolverines.”
Ike plans on deciding his plans on National Signing Day, which is Feb. 6. If Keegan were to sign elsewhere, look for Ike to be the final piece of the puzzle for Michigan’s haul of offensive linemen in 2019.
Making visits to 4-star commits
Speaking of Trente Jones, Harbaugh, Warinner and linebackers coach Al Washington will be visiting the 4-star Georgian tomorrow, according to Marich ($).
This seems to just be a routine check-in with a player that’s been committed for nine months.
Jones told me when he committed he would prefer to play right tackle upon arrival at Michigan. He will get his chance to compete with Andrew Steuber and company when that time comes, as starter Juwann Bushell-Beatty will be graduating after this season.
Jones is the No. 218 overall player and the No. 21 offensive tackle in his class.
Another routine check-in, Jackson has decided to sign during the early signing period in December. However, he will not be enrolling early.
Jackson is the No. 359 overall player and the No. 45 wide receiver in his class.
A Baylor commit also gets a visit
Ellis is currently committed to Baylor, but he has been looking around at other schools during the course of the season, Michigan being one of them. Tennessee also visited him at home this past week.
Texas currently holds all three crystal ball predictions, but Michigan is expected to play a factor here. He is expected to make his final decision at the All-American Bowl on Jan. 5, so we will have to wait and see until then to find out where he plans on going to college.
The never-ending Zach Harrison saga
It seems like we may never see an end to the recruitment of 5-star defensive end Zach Harrison.
In a recent post by Sam Webb on The Michigan Insider ($), Harrison is reportedly “embarrassed” by Michigan’s performance last weekend at Ohio State, and rightfully so. However, Webb does point out his feelings of embarrassment probably mean he is leaning toward Michigan and had hoped for a different outcome.
Webb also mentions coaches and the other members of the 2019 class are doing a good job selling him about having him be a part of turning the tide in the rivalry.
To be quite honest, at this point I would NOT be shocked to see him push back his commitment even further and wait until the February signing period. It really seems like his mind is all over the place, and this is just a gut feeling of mine, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see this thing extend a couple months.
That’s all for now! Tune back in Monday for more recruiting news.